Hello my dears.
For those who don’t know their story, The Music Machine was an US band headed by singer-songwriter Sean Bonniwell and based in Los Angeles. The group came together as The Ragamuffins in 1965, but became The Music Machine in 1966. The single "Talk Talk" was recorded at RCA studios on July 30, 1966.
Their debut album, (Turn On) The Music Machine, was released in 1966 on the Original Sound label. Seven of the twelve tracks were originals, written by Bonniwell. One of these, "Talk Talk," became a Top 20 hit in the U.S. The follow-up single, "The People In Me," peaked at #66. Bonniwell blamed the weak showing of this single on a supposed feud between the band's manager and a top record executive. Four cover songs were included on this release, due to record company pressure.
After a promotional tour of the U.S., the rest of the original line-up, which included Ron Edgar (drums), Mark Landon (guitar), Keith Olsen (bass) and Doug Rhodes (organ), left Bonniwell, due to internal conflicts. In 1967, Music Machine (essentially only Bonniwell at this point) were signed to Warner Bros. and re-named Bonniwell's Music Machine. A self-titled LP was released that year, made up mostly of previously recorded singles with the original line-up.
Anyway, everyone agrees to say that The Music Machine's debut would have been a lot better if they'd let Sean Bonniwell write all of the songs !
Btw, I’ve just finished the Bonniwell’s book called ‘Beyond The Garage’. You should try to catch it, it’s very interesting.
You can read an interview here
And here’s 3 tracks from their first Lp. Enjoy !
The Music Machine - Trouble
The Music Machine - Talk Talk
The Music Machine - The People In Me
FRIDAY BONUS !
The Boys - Cobra
Have a goooooood weekend !!!